Friday, December 23, 2011

Mid Summers Day or Summer Solstice

Today was Mid Summers day here in the Southern Hemisphere and I confess that every year I wish I could do more with this day but as it is but 2 days before Christmas it really does get lost in the pre-Christmas rush.

Each year I think how wonderful it would be to have a Mid Summers Eve party and make some Fairy houses and have a big party theme.

Here  is a brief summary of this day ~
The summer solstice marks the opposite point in the year as the winter solstice. It is the point when the day is the longest and the night the shortest, and has traditionally been a time for celebration and revelry. While the winter solstice celebrates hope and rebirth, the summer solstice is a time when people could revel in the warm weather, the fresh crops and the life that was all around them.

Here are a few Ideas I would do for a some quick activities ~

- A bonfire with dressing up and throwing of glitter has been a popular theme for us
Rhythm of the Home
- Cupcake filled cones
- make giant tissue paper flowers
- make a sundial
- make Sunshine Tea (put 6-8 teabags—and some honey if you like— into about 4 litres of cold water in a covered glass container and leave in the sun for 4 or so hours, or until it’s strong enough. Take out the teabags and chill. Shake—to mix the honey—and serve over ice.) Have a Sunshine Tea Party
Summer Short Stories
Summer Poems
Colouring Pages

Here is a short Mid Summer Nights Dream BBC Animated film - there are so many you can google for the fun of it!

Blessings to you and your homes,

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Me too! Every year I think, "We'll do something fun" but the reality is that it never happens. Alas..


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